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check that out. martha: see you back here tomorrow, everybody. jon: we begin with this fox news alert. right now they are assessing the damage in indonesia after two powerful offshore earthquakes briefly triggered tsunami warnings there. those warnings lifted. only wave to hit was less than 30 inches high rolling into indonesia's mostly empty coastline. after an 8.6 magnitude quake beneath the floor of the indian ocean. that was followed by a 8.2 magnitude aftershock. you can see video of tremors felt as far as way as tie lan and indian. south east asian nations issued alerts immediately after the first quake. sending panicked people rushing into the streets to get away from the coast as quickly as possible. many escaped on motorcycles. witnesses saying the tremors seemed to last forever t was frightening reminder of a far more deadly disaster
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there in december of 2004. that was a 9.1 magnitude quake that triggered a tsunami in the indian ocean that killed 230,000 people. most of the victims from the same area where these latest quakes struck. we will have a live report from the region a little bit later in the hour, "happening now.". jenna: mitt romney on the campaign trail hours after rick santorum dropped out of the race. so how should romney capitalize on this? what happens to santorum's nearly 300 delegates? campaign carl cameron knows. he's here. jon: any moment now a provocative missile launch could occur in north korea. should world powers take on that rogue nuclear nation and shoot the missile down? some experts say yes. we'll take with one of them. >> if you thought the gsa scandal couldn't get any worse, wait until you hear this one. employee bonuses for planning that lavish vegas outing on your dime. lots and lots of them. it is all "happening now."
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jon: well the general election campaign kicks into high gear after rick santorum drops out of the race. good morning to you. i'm jon scott. jenna: see what happens when you take a day off? jon: i take a day off and everything changes. jenna: a candidate gets out of the race. we're glad to have you back, jon. jon: thank you. jenna: i'm jenna lee. after stitching together a coalition of fiscal and social conservatives winning 11 states the former pennsylvania senator suspended his campaign yesterday. this clears the way for mitt romney to focus all his attention on president obama but santorum didn't mention romney's name yesterday or officially endorse him. so what happens now to rick santorum's supporters as well as his important delegates? according to the associated press, romney has 661 delegates. that is more than half the 1144 needed to cinch the nomination. rick santorum has 285. so what happens to that 285?
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let's talk about it with chief political correspondent carl cameron. he is live in hartford, connecticut where romney has an event later on today. carl, what happens to that 285? what happens to them? >> reporter: rick santorum eventually is expected to come around and endorse mr. romney. there was a lot of discussion from santorum aides yesterday about the former senators willingness to campaign for mitt romney, do ads, whatever is helpful, whatever is helpful to the ouster of barack obama. rick santorum suggested through aides he is willing to do. having said that romney recognizes he needs to unite the republican party. picking up mr. santorum's delegates would be particularly helpful. in the end all of that really happens at the convention when more often than not presidential nominees are ultimately give the nod by acclamation. all the delegate count something united and make it unanimous approval of the nominee. he will get those eventually. san francisco's endorsement will persuade a lot of
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delegates supporting him. one of the things that would help them do that, endorsement of rick santorum and newt gingrich. this is mitt romney. >> we'll all come together in a very powerful way. the time will happen as we spend more time together, hit the trail together. >> reporter: so romney's fairly confident that santorum and newt gingrich will both get in line. now the president, now mitt romney is going after barack obama wholeheartedly. he is here at a woman-owned business in hartford. it is a graphics print shop. one of the things mitt romney will do make the argument that the president's economic policies are effectively waging war on women and other minority groups and folks have a tough time through what he is calling the obama economy. he is hitting him hard. santorum and gingrich in his rear view mirror. jenna: while he has to unite the republican party he also has to attract those independents, those moderates as well.
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how does he go about that? >> reporter: well, it's interesting. part of the rhetoric of the primary, particularly on the republican side is very conservative. then the general election comes back and traditionally people talk almost cliche candidates on the left in the democratic party swing back to the moderate middle away from liberals an candidates on the right swing back from the conservative right in order to court moderate, independent voters as well. gets into the whole conversation of whether or not mr. romney's positions in the primary will be changing in the general election. he says absolutely not. one of the things that he needs to do is court both moderates and conservatives simultaneously to get the full coalition on the right together to beat barack obama. an interesting observation. likelihood of doing that came from newt gingrich this morning who said look, he is still in the race. that he's also prepared to get behind romney because anybody would be better than barack obama. here's an example. >> yeah, i think, look he would make such a better president than barack obama that i will campaign for him
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if he is the nominee and i will campaign for him enthusiastically. i think he would tell i would make a lot better president than obama too. >> reporter: all the candidates on the debate stages throughout last year-and-a-half on republican said they would each make a better president than barack obama. it appears they're all acting on it and leaving the to mitt romney. jenna: as far as days on the campaign trail, carl, this is one red bull day versus like a six red bull day for you? >> reporter: early state. we left washington this morning to get up here. we'll be in double digits before the afternoon is out. jenna: i like to get your vibe out there on the campaign trail. carl, thank you very much. see you throughout the day here on fox news. >> reporter: thank you. jon: some major concerns for president obama's signature health care law. according to a new "abc news/washington post poll", 53% of americans now oppose the imposition of that law. just 39% support it. that is a new law in terms
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of support. what does it mean for the president's re-election chances? let's ask fox news digital politics editor and host of "power play" on foxnews.com live, chris stirewalt. chris, when you hear the president and he is in campaign mode today he doesn't talk a lot about health care. is this why? >> this is obviously why. you don't want to talk about something that is not only unpopular now but consistently been unpopular. the fact it is reaching a new low in this poll is generally a poll more favorable to democrats and more favorable to the president should be cause for alarm for the president, especially given the fact in june, we'll hear from the supreme court on the constitutionality of this law. the judges heard arguments earlier. now they're in the process of rendering a final decision. it will reinsert this law very much into the discussion and jon, i would point out, probably a reason for the decline in the law's popularity was hearing it argued at the supreme court and americans coming to
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unhappy conclusion about it. jon: yeah, it was kind of an extended civics lesson and people seemed to be paying attention bass as you say the more they heard it, the less they seemed to support it. according to that poll we were just talking about 35% of americans support the law the way it was written. 56% say they oppose it. >> well, absolutely. look what the president's central theme for his re-election is. it is inequality, inequality between the rich and poor, haves and have-nots. the romneys and not romneys if you will. he is emphasizing this saying he has a plan to help those with less by taking more taxes from those with more. he can do this effectively. when people don't like laws and thinks he done with it i would include the stimulus in that category, when they don't like resort on helping people side they may be less willing to engage from the taking from folks with more part. jon: the statistics i just cited by the way apply to
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independent voters which is interesting, not the self-described hardcore democrats or hardcore republicans. those were the numbers among independents. also, they were asked, voters were asked, should you just keep some of the law or throw all of it out? 25% say keep it. 29% say throw out part of it. 38% say throw out the whole thing. again, that doesn't bode well for the president on this particular point. >> no. we should remember here, jon, the law is unpopular with almost all conservatives, but a good number of liberals too. there are people who thought the president because in the end he cut a deal that gave so much to insurance companies and drug companies and things like that, there are a lot of liberals who think he did the wrong thing here too. sort of a double-whammy. almost all of the conservatives but some of the liberals together make for a pretty big number. jon: i mentioned this when the law was passed they didn't, i think for obvious
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reasons, bring in some of the most far-reaching consequences of this law. they're not scheduled to take effect until after the next presidential election. it was almost as if mr. obama didn't want voters to be affected by the law until after they had had a chance to vote for the second time? >> that was certainly the strategy. the stuff put into effect at the beginning were things that probably could have passed with some considerable bipartisan support. fairly noncontroversial things about regulating insurance industry. the thing comes later new entitlement program for middle class americans that provides subsidized health insurance. that is a big and expensive and controversial thing. they wanted to wait until later to do that. the downside may be, this is serious consideration for them, the law doesn't seem like it was worth all of the fuss because this big thing hasn't materialized yet. with the supreme court arguing about it may never, don't we start cutting half a trillion dollars from medicare sometime after the
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election as well? >> we'll hear plenty about that from mitt romney i expect. jon: i expect we will. chris stirewalt. digital politics editor. thanks very much. while you're watching "happening now", you can catch chris. hosting his own web show at the bottom of this hour. foxnews.com. click on the link right there on our fox news homepage. jenna: double trouble in a nuclear-armed nation today. we could just be hours away from a missile test in north korea. if past is prologue that means we're not long from a new nuclear test as well. why our next guest says the u.s. should blow this rocket out of the sky. he will be with us in 10 minutes. jon: the pain at the pump. have gas prices peaked? you could see some relief sooner rather than later at least according to some petroleum analyst skbroos hardened criminals in one state. killers, armed robbers, rapists, the worst of the worst getting the best in health care. why? is this fair? we'll have a fair and balanced debate coming up.
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jenna: "happening now", the surge in gas prices may be over. according to aaa the average price for regular is $3.91 a gallon. that is a penny less than yesterday. two cents less than last week. doesn't sound like a lot but some analysts say the national average may have peaked already. phil flynn is an energy analyst with pfg best research and a fox business network contributor. he joins us from the floor of the chicago mercantile exchange. right in thick of it. phil, we're not in summer yet. how can we talk about the peak of gas prices? >> everything changed in this market, jenna. when 4th of july demand would hit its peak and prices would go highest and back down. a lot of it has to do with switch to summertime blends of gasoline. now we pushed the peak, generally speaking around
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easter and near memorial day as opposed to the middle of summer. we're seeing almost every year we get the spike in spring because refiners have to get rid of all the old winter gasoline. they have to ramp up production of new blends of gasoline. we're about at that point when that is going to happen and that is when prices generally peak. jenna: do you agree with this? that we've seen the peak of the year and you don't think prices will go higher? >> i will celebrate. let's pop the champagne. the highs are in for the year, unless, unless, unless we get into a conflict with iran. that is another reason why gasoline prices went up as much as they did. we have normal seasonal pressures pushing gasoline prices up and you have iranian war premium. if you remember a couple weeks ago, jenna, the price of oil was almost $110 a barrel, $111 a barrel because america was convinced we would see a conflict with iran today in april or may. now instead of a having a conflict with iran we're having talks with iran.
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that risk premium in oil has come down dramatically. not that we couldn't have a conflict later but at least the fear of imminent attack has been taken out of the marketplace. jenna: if you're buying champagne we're game. the peak is there, hit the peak and let's say that we have, does that also mean we're going to see significantly lower prices? or is that a completely different story? >> i don't think it is necessarily a different story. if you look at our crude supplies in this country, they're at the highest level in over 22 years. if you look what's been haing in europe, they have been hoarding supplies of both oil and gasoline. why are they doing that? because they're worried about this iranian oil embargo. they're worried about not being able to get supplies down the road so they're hoarding supplies. if we step back from the brink with iran, if there is some kind of an agreement to put off the embargo, we could see one of the biggest drops in gasoline prices we've seen since 2008. jenna: how big? >> we could see gasoline
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prices below $3 a gallon, maybe 2.80 or 2.90. that is how much this iranian war premium has been pumping up the price of gasoline at your pump. jenna: a lot depending on a very unpredictable country. we'll continue to watch iran but continue to watch these prices as well. phil, thank you very much for the champagne. >> thanks, jenna. you're welcome. you got it. jon: penny a gallon drop overnight doesn't sound like much. jenna: it doesn't but adds up over time, right? jon: let's hope. hear is the question of the day. should the u.s. shoot that north korean missile out of the sky once it is launched? the foreign policy expert who says it is the best course for peace joins us next. plus when winning games and making your school a national football powerhouse aren't enough, the affair, and maybe the lies that led to the downfall of a star college coach. a live report.
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jenna: right now we're going to take you to the korean peninsula where defiant north korea is fueling up a rocket for what is calls a planned satellite launch a launch our country and others call a cover-up for testing a long-range missile, a missile that could some day carry a nuclear weapon and that's the concern. our next guest says whatever the north koreans send up the u.s. and its allies should consider blowing it out of the sky. michael osland director of studies at american enterprise institute. michael, that is pretty direct. shoot it down. why? >> good morning, jenna. well the truth is they have no right to any space activities under various u.n. resolutions, not only have they betrayed our trust. they have humiliated us and all the other countries that negotiated with them in good faith. this extremely destablizing.
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both south korea and japan are worried. they indicated they want to shoot this down. if mexico was shooting ballistic missiles over our territory with unknown payloads we wouldn't think about it. this could go off course and land in japanese territory. we could have a war on our hands if show the north koreans can not only break their promises but ratchet up tensions in the region. jenna: good or bad, if the united states takes this aggressive stance to shoot down this missile/satellite, what do you think the realistic consequence of that action would be? >> the truth is i don't think north korea will do anything. the one thing this regime cares about, especially with a new leader, is survival. they would be humiliated but it's clear they're in the wrong. they also know that if they escalate it, if they caused a real war, we would be in pongyang in three days and end of the regime would be on them. jenna: that's what you say but if we do go into another
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country and they have 30,000 troops right there in the dmz the potential for casualty is there. the then the broader question is this a conflict worth dying for right now? to put our troops in harm's way at this moment for this purpose? >> well, i don't think it would get to that point. the other way to look at it how much more is north korea bringing us towards war with these actions? don't forget it is not only the missile test. they will probably set off another nuclear test which is against u.n. resolutions and their promises. each year they inch much closer and closer to some type of action. bombing south korean territory or sinking ships or setting off missiles. i don't think they will go to war over this. i think what will happen if we don't take a stand and show this new regime and new lip they can't get away with simply doing what they want, one day we may find ourselves in a war because of their miscalculation. jenna: why does it have to be us? japan and south korea say if this missile veers into
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their territory they will take it down. what if it is somebody else not the united states how does that change things in your mind and is that still a good thing in your opinion if another country does this? >> it's a good question. south korea and japan are very close allies and i think we should be supporting them. when i say we should take some action in concert with them. maybe that is supporting role on the end of the u.s. maybe they would request our ultimate help in shooting this down but we should be standing by our allies. we should show them they don't face this threat alone and a threat not going away but is only getting worse. whether japan does it or south korea does it i think we should be there. the truth is it's going to be difficult to do. they may not have the technical expertise to do it alone but in conjunction with us when we act in a united front i think the possibility for reaching some type of peaceful agreement with north korea gets much higher than it is today. jenna: michael look forward to having you back. something we'll be watching obviously next 24, 48, 72
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hours into the future when this will missile/satellite goes into the air. michael, nice to have you again. >> thanks. jon: now some new information on a scandal we first brought you last week. the university of arkansas is now looking for a new head football coach after firing bobby petron knee for a laundry list of misdeeds. including the relationship, the married coach had with a woman he had hired who was half his age. rick leventhal live in our new york city newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: jon, the athletic director says this was an issue of broken trust. coach bobby petrino's off field conduct simply outweighed his success with the razorback football team. petrino built arkansas into a southeastern conference powerhouse. they were 21-5 last two seasons. finished last season a 5th in the nation. married father of four created a scandal by hiring his 25-year-old mistress, jessica dorrell, for a job
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on the team and giving her 20 grand in cash and tried to hide the fact that dorrell was on his motorcycle when he crashed it sunday. first from police and his boss and everyone else. the at let tick director was in near tears as he described breaking the news to the team. >> i shared with them -- excuse me. shared with them my disappointment in having to make the difficult decision. >> reporter: well, petrino apologized in a statement saying quote, all i have been able to think about is the number of people i have let down by making selfish decisions. i chose to engage in an improper relationship. i also made several poor decisions following the end of that relationship and the aftermath of the about. i accept full responsibility for what happened. petrino was fired with cause meaning he loses his $3.5 million salary and an $18 million buyout clause. he says he wants to return to coachings once he quote, healed the wound he created,
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jon. jon: interesting. thanks very much, rick leventhal. >> reporter: sure. >> two massive earthquakes off the coast of indonesia triggered tsunami warnings and a terrible sense of deja vu. people panicked. they raced to get to higher ground fearing the worst. we'll have a live report from that region coming up. taxpayers you already pay for health care for our nation's prison population and you may end up having to pay even more for your health care and theirs. we'll have a fair and balanced debate on this story coming up all right, let's decide what to
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jenna: now this fox news alert on a tsunami threat now over after two massive earthquakes struck off the coast of indonesia. a assume nammi watch for countries all across the rim of indian ocean from australia, india as far as africa now we're told is cans set. a wave less than 30 inches high hit the coast of indonesia. that coastline was empty thanks to the warnings issued after the two powerful earthquakes. those warnings september people out of the streets away from danger. david piper has more on this. david? >> reporter: jenna, there were real concerns a few hours ago we were about to get a repeat of that 2004 tsunami which killed so many people around this region. tsunami alerts were issued for both the earthquakes and didn't appear until a few hours later that no large tsunamis hit any shores. as you said, one small
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tsunami did hit acaay but it was inconsequential. the first quake 8.6 magnitude struck under the seabed near the island of sumatra. it was felt as far as away as singapore, bangladesh and thailand. they immediately issued a tsunami warning. warning alerts were issued along the coast of indonesia. there were panic in the streets as people tried to escape for higher ground. hospitals were evacuated with patients carried out. tsunami alerts also issued across the indian ocean. here in thailand people were told to evacuate the coast which borders the indian ocean in places like the holiday island of puket with foreign tourists running to higher ground. hundreds of thousands of thai people flocked to the coast for the moment because they are celebrating their new year water festival. the tsunami alert system seemed to have worked this time though with people getting the warning in time
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to evacuate the coast. initial reports suggest there was minimal damage from the quake in indonesia despite the trembling going on for around four minutes. a few hours after the first quake there was of course that powerful aftershock. in response indonesia issued a further tsunami warning. this whole region of course is on edge because of that 2004 tsunami in which so many people were killed and many of tens of thousands of people are now returning to their homes after not suffering from another disaster. back to you, jenna. jenna: david piper in bangkok. david, thank you. >> president obama's health care law faces new pressure as the supreme court prepares to rule whether it is constitutional to force americans to buy health insurance or pay a fine. the court already ruled on another hot button health care issue in the recent past, deciding that one group is entitled to adequate care. we're talking about prisoners. so taxpayers are footing the bill for criminals to get
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better care than many americans do. depending on how the high court rules they might also soon have to cough up more for their own health care. joining us for a fair and balanced debate, mary katharine ham from "the daily caller". dog thonell former communications director for the democratic national campaign committee. doug, a lot of people are wondering about this in order to get absolutely the best medical care there is, all the mris and all that you need. one thing commit a crime especially a serious crime because fell felonies tend to get you better medical care. why is that? >> it's a shame in this country that is the case. now i do think that there is a kind of a precedent for this dating back to the '70s. i actually don't really have so much a problem with that my concern you have members of the congress right now who have cadillac health care plans voting to repeal the affordable care act. and so you have 40 million
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americans right now who will be stripped of coverage and many of the reforms and benefits of the affordable care act provide. i think that is almost more egregious, right now you have taxpayer-funded health care for congress who want better health care than the 40 most million americans who don't have it right now. that is something we should take a look at. jon: that is interesting topic and maybe we'll do it another time but what we brought you here today, talk about, mary katherine said felons get all the health care they need. anthony kennedy cast the critical ruling essentially saying you have got to give felons absolutely the best in medical care. >> right. well here's what happened in that california case that went to the supreme court was a 5-4 decision. here what california did, liberal dream where we take all our policy cues from. here's what happened. they stuck 160,000 prisoners in a prison system designed for 80,000 people. they could not give adequate square they were required to give. prisoners in one case, 54
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men using one toilet. i love from the left how this argument for more government control of things like health care that are really complicated hard to do. jon: what the nearly-broke state of california has done is reduced its prison population under a court order. >> right. jon: by farming those prisoners out to the county jails. now the counties have the problem. now the counties are having to foot the bill for all of this medical care. >> exactly. it is because of a huge failure by the california government to take care of what it was supposed to take care of. i think there is fairness issue. people look at this, listen why am i taking care of these folks? they are wards of state. hear is the trade they make. they give up all rest of their freedoms, this is one of the requirements we take care of them, right? i know sort of liberal dream we would be all wards of the state and taken care of in this way. that is not how american people work. why 72% of them believe the mandate unconstitutional that is something the left has to grapple with. jon: doug, let me ask you this, doug. >> california was run by a republican governor much of
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last decade. so i mean -- >> an entirely democratic congress, everything else. jon: legislature right. >> the legislature is completely populated --. jon: doug, let me ask you about this. a guy named clark kelso. he is a law professor, trying to implement laws in california that require that state's burgeoning prison population to get, you know, pretty good medical care. he says the constitution doesn't guaranty health care. it guaranties life, liberty, pursuit of happiness but not health care. pretty good point? >> no, i disagree with that. there have been rulings over course of last 50, 60, 70 years on mandatory health care such as medicare, such as social security, right? which has said those are constitutional and, and, should be able to continue. so, you know, that is the debate at, i mean, the front and center debate for affordable care act whether or not folks who are freeloaders on the health
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care system should be able to burden those folks who have health care with additional higher premiums. that's the whole center of the debate. and i think that conservatives for years supported individual mandate because they believe free riders on the system should not burden others that is the central focus of the supreme court case. jon: that is an interesting twist on a very big problem. doug and mary katherine, thanks very much. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> this fox news alert, a convicted sex offender on the loose in texas. police say he escaped from a halfway house and managed to cut off the electronic monitor. a lot of people in the area are concerned. patti ann browne has the story. >> reporter: they are looking for robert lee moon. they call him a high-risk sex offender. folks in the austin area are asked to be on alert. he was sentenced to prison in 1989 breaking into a home armed with a knife an trying to sexually assault a 13-year-old girl.
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he was paroled in 2010 and placed on super intensive, supervised program with 24 hours monitoring. moone was not after loud to leave the austin house he was staying unless he submitted a travel plan, something he did not do after he bolted. authorities were unable to track him after he removed his monitoring device. a warrant for his arrest was immediately issued. with the university of texas campus not far away students are advised to stay on their guard. >> walking around their neighborhoods, areas they feel safe in, around campuses, areas they feel safe in. people are looking for an opportunity to commit a crime. if they're walking down the street, totally oblivious to what is going on around them, it makes them an easy target for a criminal. >> reporter: moone is described as bald with hazel ice. stands about 5 foot 6. anyone with information call the sex offender apprehension unit. and jenna, you're not going to believe this this is the
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second of actually two very similar cases in which high-risk sex offenders in texas got away within a week. police are looking for michael eibert young who climbed over a barbed-wire fence on his halfway house in houston thursday and took off. jenna: strange. i hope we get them both back in custody did i. we'll have updates on that. patti ann. >> reporter: thanks. jon: the hits keep coming in connection with this report. almost a million of your taxpayer dollars spent on a fancy las vegas trip for a bunch of government employees. now we're learning you're doling out even more than that as investigators dig deeper into the growing scandal involving the gsa. also president obama pushing his tax the wealthy plan today saying millionaires should pay as much as the middle class but is the so-called buffett rule really a fair deal? we'll sort through the details just ahead.
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jon: some brand new stories ahead next hour. we're keeping an eye on potentially dangerous weather stretching from new mexico to colorado. the very latest from our fox extreme weather center. the faa is investigating a bizarre incident at the denver airport where air traffic controllers apparently ignored a pilot reporting smoke in the cockpit and calling for emergency help on the ground. the unbelievable details just ahead. and fresh from his spectacular win at the masters, bubba watson joins us live in our studio. jenna: looking forward to that. but first to this. the spending scandal at the general services administration growing even more outrageous by the day. employees of that agency were apparently paid bonuses for planning that lavish las vegas trip we've all heard so much about and all paid for through our tax money. those bonuses by the way
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that the employees got, we also paid for. hearings investigating the whole mess could begin as soon as monday. before that we go to chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel who is in washington with more details on this. every day, mike, we hear something new. what else do we need to know about this junket to las vegas? >> reporter: jenna the one scheduled for two weeks from today at the hampton inn tropicana, while the plugged was pulled on it just last night, not as fancy of a location at 2010 conference held at the luxor resort spa and casino which led to so much controversy and firing or suspension of eight officials. the 2012 event was to be green up, 2012 vendor conference and showcase which would bring together gsa employees and contractors to learn about green energy products and services, jenna. jenna: mike, when you look at the video looks like they had a good time. any of the videos you see from this. the gsa is trying to assure all of us, listen, this will not happy again by canceling this event. but, are they, exactly are
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they going to do that? >> reporter: well the acting administrator says what took place was completely unacceptable. there were violations of travel rules, spending rules and good conduct. he says those responsible at gsa at the time violated the rules of common sense and the trust taxpayers placed in them. >> we've initiated a complete agenciwide review of all conferences and events. we are evaluating the way in which we use our resources and we're identifying ways to be more efficient and effective stewards of taxpayer dollars. >> reporter: there will be plenty of explaining to do. four congressional hearings on this gs amatter are scheduled for next week. jenna. jenna: probably no more coffee in the coffee room. thanks very much, mike emanuel for us today. >> reporter: thank you. jon: president obama pitching the so-called buffett rule this morning to an audience of mill tears -- millionaires and their secretaries. the rule is named for bill bear warren buffett.
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it calls for ahere tax rate on the wealthy. senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler live at the white house with more. wendell. >> reporter: this would raise taxes 30% on all income between one and two million dollars. about 22,000 millionaire households paid about 15% in income taxes. 1500 of those households paid no taxes at all. the president has been pushing this as much as a political issue as a policy one. he says it is not class warfare because most millionaires support the idea. >> one survey found that 2/3 of millionaires support this idea. so do nearly half of all republicans across america. so we just need some of the republican politicians here in washington to get on board with where the country is. >> reporter: the president was surrounded by millionaires who support the buffett rule on stage. there were more in the audience. republicans oppose the measure. it has no chance of passing the house. might not even be brought up for a vote there. they feel the senate vote is
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intended to make them look bad. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said in a written statement, sadly an administration that promised would focus on jobs is wasting another day on a political event that won't take a single person off the unemployment line. we should be focused on jobs and energy legislation that could be passed, not tax hike show boats designed to fail. the president said this measure could pass if enough people persuade lawmakers to support it. just because the buffett rule will not solve the country's problems is no reason not to make it law. jon: did the president ask millionaires to voluntarily write checks to the treasury this morning? they could do that. >> reporter: he did not. he said that is not solution to the problem. that is a problem of fairness. most middle class families don't think it is fair when millionaires pay a smaller portion of, smaller tax rate than middle class families do. jon: wendell goler, thanks. jenna: have you ever been hypnotized? jon: no, i don't think so. jenna: i'm curious.
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jon: a fox news alert, a saddened to the story of a search for a missing boston college student. police have identified a body found in a reservoir near boston of that of franco garcia. he is a 21-year-old who lived at home with his parents. he was planning to spend the night on the boston college campus with a friend in the dorm. he left a watering hole sometime the night of february 22nd.
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the reservoir apparently lies between that bar and the dorm. how he got there police do not yet know but that's where his body was found. jenna. jenna: been a familiar site to all of us. more bloodshed in syria today. syrian forces unleashing more firepower on opposition fighters killing dozens of people. but syria's state-run media says the military will stop fighting in time for tomorrow's sees fire deadline. in the meantime, international envoy kofi annan is trying to make sure that happens. now he's turning for help to iran. of all places. leland vittert live in jerusalem with more. leland? >> reporter: iran could certainly be a key to this, jenna. as we reported iran is supplying syria with weapons and a lot of support and expertise. if they tell president assad to knock it off he probably would. what we're seeing on the
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ground though right now is a final assault ahead of what could be a promised calm. [gunfire] syria today in syria, anything but calm. you had the incoming round from syrian government artillery there. this is amateur video from inside of syria, provided to us by the opposition there. of course the syrians have promised before they are going to knock it off and stop shelling their own people and those promises have come and they have been broken time and time again. the stakes are a little higher here. the syrian government is saying 6:00 a.m. thursday morning local time they will stop firing. they left themselves a huge out though. they say they reserve the right to respond to quote, terrorist attacks. that's what they call all of these opposition groups that want president assad out, is quote, terrorists. i'm holding right now a letter from kofi annan, the
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man who brokered this peace deal. he remains optimistic. he told the u.n. security council he said i still think this sees fire could work. russians say it is up to the syrian opposition. lastly, jenna a lot of people are hopeful this will work. not too many are hopeful that the syrian president can be taken at his word. jenna: we'll see what happened. thank you. jon: the focus turns to the general election battle between mitt romney and president obama so what are voters saying about all this? we have brand new polls from scott rasmussen just ahead. plus we have golf's newest rock star fresh from the masters tournament, bubba watson, live here in our studio. so, ah, your seat good?
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jon: some brand new breaking stories we're watching on "happening now" a teen hiker airlifted to safety after
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tumbling off on cliff. we have new details on this amazing rescue. >> a commercial airline pilot makes a may day call after his cockpit fills with smoke. wait until you hear the air traffic controller's response to this in-flight emergency. and, he's wearing the green jacket! master's champ bubba watson, fresh off the green, live in our studio, coming up. jenna: maybe not -- if you got it, would you take it off? jon: i have seen him in fairly interesting wear, though, have to ask him about that. jenna: that's coming up in in a while on our story, but we turn to this story, a defiant north korea fueling a long range missile capable of reaching the united states. we're glad you're with us, everybody, i'm jenna lee, welcome to the second hour of "happen now". jon: i'm jon scott. north korean officials say
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all systems go for this launch which could come as early as tonight. jenna: the u.s. and its allies say the rocket launch is a clear violation of a u.n. ban on testing missiles north korea says this is just a satellite, no big deal. jennifer griffin has more on this. jen. >> reporter: jenna, this rocket is a 3-stage long range missile balance -- ballistic missile, according to intelligence officials. at the site, western journalists were given unprecedented access to the site where they were shown the rocket in its final stages of preparations as it was being loaded with liquid fuel. once that is complete, a launch could be eminent and could come as early as 6:00 p.m. eastern standard time tonight, the reason for the launch, so that the son of kim jong-il can consolidate power. he took over in december, the 20 something year old leader is being advised by the same attorney generals who advised his father for 25 years. there is nothing secret about this launch. it coincides with the 1000th
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anniversary of the birth of the father of north korea this weekend. the north koreans continue to ignore warnings from the united states. >> i would just underscore that if north korea wants a peaceful, better future for their people, it should not conduct another launch. that would be a direct threat to regional security. >> reporter: president obama visited the dmz and observed the border with north korea during his visit to south korea last month. the u.s. announced a food aid deal with north korea in february, then halted the aid to try and stop the missile test. so far it looks as though north korea is undeterred and south korean intelligence suggests there's been digging at a site where north korea carried out two previous underground nuclear tests. most experts believe that the ballistic missile test, once it is fired, it could be folded by a third nuclear test. jenna: we should watch for
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this as you say as early as 6:00 p.m. this evening. >> reporter: that's right. jenna: we'll continue to watch this story. jennifer griffin at the pentagon, thank you. jon: a sharp turn in the presidential race as rick santorum pulls out of the republican contest, suspending his campaign. santorum's decision, less than two weeks before the next set of primaries, clears the path for mitt romney to clench the party's nomination. charlie hurt is a columnist for the washington times. he said he made the decision after his daughter, bella, the little three-year-old who has a fairly rare genetic condition, was hospitalized over the weekend. but -- and you know, clearly, that could be a big part of the reason. but there was also a lot of handwriting on the wall in some other areas of his campaign. >> yeah, jon, i'm sure that that did play some role in it, but you had the whole easter weekend, you had him taking a couple of days off for his daughter and also to spend time with his family for the holidays, and there's no way that for a
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guy, especially for a guy like rick santorum, who involves his family a whole lot in his political decisions and political planning, there's no way they weren't going to sort of sit around and spend a lot of time talking about his chance, which were pretty bleak at this point in the race. he ran a fine campaign, he really surprised a lot of people, did exceptionally well, obviously, in iowa. unfortunately for his campaign, he didn't really clench victory until several weeks later. all of this would have been very different if he had actually -- if all those ballots had been counted properly that night, perhaps. but in any event he was the last guy standing against mitt romney and he did -- he ran a very good campaign, it was very smart, he appealed to the right people, he was a good contrast with mitt romney, it puts him in very good position for four years from now if he decides to run again. but absolutely, you know, this thing is over. you know, newt gingrich is sticking in it for who knows why exactly.
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although he has got tons of -- he has money problems. he filed a -- sent in a $500 check filing fee to make it on to the utah ballot and his check bounced. jon: oh boy. >> talk about the writing on the wall, that writing is becoming very clear. jon: newt gingrich was on "america's newsroom" this morning and said nice things , complimentary things about mitt romney, surprising me and maybe some other people. rick santorum when he was removed from the campaign trail didn't mention romney at all and certainly didn't have any nice things to say. did that surprise you? >> yeah, that was very small of him. i don't know why he elected to do that. that is never a way to garner good feelings in politics like this. you know, mitt romney is the nominee, rick santorum has said some tough things about him. that's fine. but you know, republicans are pretty united that they want to get president obama out of office, and the only
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way that's going to happen is if rick santorum speaks to his followers and convinces them that, you know, yes, what i said, i said a lot of things that weren't very nice about mitt romney but now this stage is over, we need to line up behind mitt romney, and it's been pointed out in the last 24 hours that hillary clinton, in 2008, didn't immediatey endorse barack obama, and that's true, but when she came back and she did endorse him, it was quite a full-throated endorsement and was i think probably -- went a long way to helping him win a pretty amazing victory in 2008. jon onand did you hear a big sigh of relief from republicans there in washington when this thing effectively ended with santorum's withdrawal from the race? >> yeah, you know jon, i think that's exactly it, it was a sigh of relief because it was finally over, it was not particularly surprising, and people are still not -- you know, mitt romney is not the perfect candidate in the world, but i think that
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republicans have sort of tried everything, you know, they tried every flavor out there, and at the end of the day, mitt romney really, he's run a very smart campaign, a very disciplined campaign, and what we've seen in his attacks against obama on the economy lately have been very disciplined and laser-like, and i think that people are kind of coming around to the point where they think okay, he's our best shot and he'll do a good job. jon: so you don't think herman cain and the 999 plan are coming back! >> i hope so! because it's so dag-gone entertaining! jon: charlie, washington times, thank you. jenna: now to the business world for you, stocks are on the rebound today, opening higher after the worst one-day loss of the year yesterday. you can see them on the dow up 87 points. nicole pediledes at the floor of the new york stock exchange, tell us about what we've seen over the last few days, nicole, what's happening now? >> reporter: a much prettier picture today rather than the last five straight days of losses for
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the dow. over the last five days we lost 548 points. traders were expecting somewhat of a bounce back. we're getting that today, up 3/4 of 1 percent. there's a couple of things happening: number one, over in europe, the ecb is giving a little support, showing that they're there, and with that, the euro gains, the dollar pulls back and that gives the opportunity for equities to move higher. also as i noted, we sold off, now we're bouncing back. you all know that the market works in technical levels. number three, earnings season kicks off. alcoa, the aluminum maker, comes out with first quarter profit, a great outlook and that too gives a boost to the market, alcoa, the aluminum maker, up 8 percent, aluminum for cans, cars, automobiles, aircraft, all of that, that's the good news there. then you're seeing financials, airlines, drugs, all with up arrows, tech and telecom looking good as well. two other stories we're following, best buy. everybody knows best buy, the ceo abruptly steps down from his post. yesterday, what happened?
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they're looking into his personal conduct. best buy still faces an uphill battle. who's going to best buy? are you going there to buy music and movies? that's -- that's something we'll for. and nokia, coming you said -- out under pressure. jenna: much better to report when the markets are higher. rolls off the tongue easier. >> when i'm saying the highs are moving higher, it's good news to give, 401ks and iras, you're making money today. jenna: that's a good thing. nicole, nice to see you as always. we're going to run to breaking news in long island. jon: that's right. take a look at this, fox news alert, amazing pictures out of garden city, long island. you can see from this helicopter footage there that the condo complex is on fire there. we don't know how it started. we do know from reports from the chopper pilot firefighters say they have a surround and drown attack going on. they believe they have the
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worst of it under control. but as you can see, based on the smoke pouring from a wide section of that roof there, many of these units have been compromised. we'll try and get more information on how this thing might have started, and who's been affected, straight ahead on "happening now". jenna: also more politics coming up, a big change on the campaign trail. jon was just talking about it a little bit with charlie hurt. santorum is out, romney is the presumptive nominee. so what kind of competition will we see in the general election? is the president strong enough to defend his record, or does the economy give mitt romney a big advantage in the race for the white house? scott rasmussen is here with brand new polls and some brand new numbers on all of that, to give us insight on what's going on. plus, he may be the most notorious kill ner america's prisons but charles manson is up for parole today. his attorney has an unusual request. we'll tell you about it, next. or annuity over 10 or even 20 years?
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jen right now, a look at some of our crime stories we're keeping an eye on, including this out of boston, dive teams in massachusetts have recovered the body of a boston college student who went missing in february. the body of 21-year-old franco garcia was discovered in a reservoir near the campus. police do not suspect foul play at least at this time. a 25-year-old new york woman is charged with fraud, after prosecutors say she faked terminal cancer to get a dream wedding. jessica veye received a gown, flowers, a honeymoon in aruba, until her new husband found out she faked the whole thing. she wasn't sick at all. >> charles manson is up for parole, although he's not expected to and it the hearing. this is the 12th request for freedom, his lawyers asking for a transfer to a psychiatric hospital. charles manson was convicted of murder and conspiracy after his followers, quote unquote, killed # people in 1969, including actress
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sharon tate. jon: well now that rick santorum has stepped aside, the 2012 campaign is shifting into a head to head race, allowing mitt romney to focus on the ultimate opponent, president obama. voters will start taking a closer look at how those two differ on some key issues in the general election. independent pollster scott rasmussen is already asking those questions. he is president of rasmussen reports.com, and i suppose if i were a white house staffer, i wouldn't necessarily like the results of some of these polls that you've been asking about, scott. you asked people how do you think barack obama is handling national security issues as president, and it doesn't come out so well for the president, 48 percent give him a poor rating on that. >> actually, poor rating is 48 percent is on economics issues. job -- jon: i'm sorry. >> not national security issues. jon: you know your polls better than i do! >> it's funny how that
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works! by the way this, is the issue of the election. the economy is the big concern. it's not surprising that democrats give the president good marks on the economy, republicans give him terrible marks. what should concern the white house, 50 percent of unaffiliated voters say the president is doing a poor job on the economy, only 26 percent say he's doing a good job. also among lower income americans, those people that the president is trying to rile up right now, 54 percent give the president poor marks on the economy. again, this is the key issue. and the president is now the focal point of the debate. jon: so when he makes speeches about things like the buffet rule, is he addressing some of those concerns of voters? >> well, what he's trying to do is to shift the question in voters' minds from how are you doing on the economy, to it's not fair that some people are getting a better deal. certainly, most americans do think the belie pay less
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than their fair share of taxes, they tend to think they pay a lower rate of taxation than middle income americans and people would like to see that fixed. so it scores a few points. but it doesn't address the primary issue, concerns about the economy. jon: let's talk now about those national security questions that you asked. when you asked voters how you think the president -- how they think the president is addressing national security issues, 25 percent said excellent, 21 percent, good, 19, fair, 35 percent, poor. what -- go ahead? >> well no, i was going to say, the story here is really there were concerns when president obama took office that he didn't have any foreign policy experience, but consistently he has gotten better ratings on national security matters than he has on handling the economy. by the way, part of that dealt with usama bin laden, the raid on usama bin laden, and other things that have taken place. there's been more recent concerns about perhaps we're getting intervention in too
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many places. but the real problem for the white house with these numbers has nothing to do with the ratings. it's that we're in a time when people do not place national security concerns anywhere near the top of the list of most important issues. the economy is most important. then you've got health care concerns, concerns about taxes, energy prices and gas prices. and so the national security news is encouraging for the white house, but not going to be big factor, barring any, you know -- any type of event we hope we don't see between now and november. jon: and as bill clinton as candidate famously demonstrated, pee tend to vote their pocketbooks, economic issues trump all. >> that's for sure. and right now as we sit here today, when we ask people to rate their own personal finances, well, they're saying they're just about the same as they were the day barack obama took office. that's not great news for the president, it's not terrible news. it's the reason we're likely to have a close election.
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jon: scott rasmussen from rasmussen reports, scott, thank you. >> thank you. jenna: well, a denver pilot calls in an emergency. take a listen: >> [inaudible] jenna: sounds urgent, right? wait until you hear the response from air traffic control in denver. that could land someone in serious, serious trouble. that's next. wake up!
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jon: pretty scary stuff if you ever fly on commercial airlines. the faa is investigating air traffic controllers at denver international airport for apparently thinking a pilot's call for help was a hoax! the pilot of a united airlines flight radios a
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tower to report smoke in the cockpit and asks for emergency help on the ground. but the air traffic controllers, they thought the call was, quote, bs, and did nothing. turns out there was a fire and smoke in the cockpit, but the plane got on the ground safely. let's talk about it with jason friedman, a former prosecutor and doug burns, a criminal defense attorney. i'm wondering, doug, if there is the possibility for some kind of liability here, either civil liability or maybe even criminal liability on the part of these controllers. >> well, ordinarily you would think so, jon, but what happened is there were three disconnects. first of all when the call came in, it was flight 512, 5912 but came across as flight 12. that's unfortunate and sounds bizarre, but that's w457d. -- what happened. so then the controller followed up with, not surprisingly, what's your location. and in another bizarre recipe for confusion and disaster, there was no response. lastly, it appears, and the facts have to be developed,
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you know, in more detail, and really study it, but it appears they did not, repeat, did not, use the correct emergency freeience question -- frequency that should have been idea, so for all those reasons that's why this happened and thank god, there were 21 people on the flight t. landed safely, thank god. could have been worse but it was the three disconnects that caused the problem so i would therefore argue they're not going to be ultimately facing liability. jon: jason, smoke in the cockpit is an extremely serious situation, the swiss air flight that went down off nova scotia in september '98 went down in part because the pilots had smoke in the cockpit. it apparently wasn't in the passenger cabin, but it crashed that plane, and 229 people lost their lives as a result. one would think that any time you hear about smoke in the cockpit, air traffic controllers would be paying extra special attention. >> oh, absolutely. that's what makes this so frightening. i mean, just the absolute
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gross departure from the protocol, in how to deal with such a situation. i think -- i mean, think about it, this is a very infrequent thing when an air traffic controller gets a distress call, smoke in the cockpit, emergency, the air traffic controller has to err on the side of caution. this is a priority. i have to think it's rare on top of that to get such a hoax, or a false report of an emergency. i mean, what was this air traffic controller thinking? and why, why, did he think it was a hoax? i mean, somebody has some explaining to do. i'm just thankful that obviously it turned out to be okay. but a complete breakdown in the protocol, and in the communication between the air traffic controller and the pilot. and we know that communication breakdown can be a recipe for air disasters, it's just an awful thing that happened. i'm glad the faa is looking into this. jon: yeah, one of the things, doug, you're supposed to do, if you're a pilot and you have some kind of a prorks the first thing
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you're supposed to do is fly the airplane. you aviate before you communicate. so yeah, maybe the pilot did clip the 5912, maybe, you know, in his rush to key the microphone, he's telling the control tower the wrong number or maybe they just misheard the wrong number, but why not scramble the fire department crews in the first place, anyway? it's my understanding that the pilot landed the plane, they pulled the chutes, the passengers are sitting there on the runway, sliding down the chute, and the folks in the tower, still didn't know what was going on! >> look, i agree with jason that a hoax is certainly out of the statistical majority but having said that, radios were there, frequencies are available so you do see bizarre situations. there did come a point in time, so everybody is clear, they realized it was legitimate and some help was out out -- put out there, but jason hit it on the head, you have to look at exactly what happened. i heard parts of the actual
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tape myself, which is available to listen to, and again, you know, with a 99 percent, thank god, success rate, this is just a very bizarre, bizarre situation, but again, if it's determined that the controller in good faith thought that it was a flight that didn't exist -- doesn't exist and they're familiar with every night, so united 12, what's that, i never heard of it, they said what's your location, and there's no response, that's why this happened. it explains it but doesn't justify it. jon: jason, i'm not one of those who think that -- thinks that every perceived slight should involve a lawsuit but do people have a case against the government? >> fortunately, they don't because nobody was injured. we can't really bring a claim for what could have happened, we can only bring a claim in the civil realm for what actually happened and fortunately, nobody was hurt, there was no detriment, physical harm as a result of this delay so ultimately i think it's an administrative remedy rather than anything in the court of law by any of the
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passengers. i will say the faa definitely will be looking into the conduct of the pilot as well, because the pilot seemed to be nonresponsive at times, and you know, really needs to make this emergency known and get confirmation that indeed the proper emergency vehicles will be on the ground and ready. jon: in defense of the pilot though, like i said, aviate before you communicate. you first fly that airplane. >> that's true, yeah. jon: and worry about the communications later. that's the rule. >> that is true. jon: jason friedman, doug burns, thank you. jenna: i don't know what would be worse, being on the plane and being told you're going to have to evacuate, or then sliding down the schiewts and getting on the tarmac and no one is there! jon: no fire truck. hello! jenna: that would be a little nerve wracking. we're glad everyone is okay. interesting look at that. wow. a 13-year-old girl slips and falls off a steep cliff and we have the dramatic helicopter rescue. we're going to tell you how they managed to reach her just in time. >> we've also often heard hypnosis can help people stop smoking or lose weight, but there are now brand new
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domestic, abundant, clean energy to power our lives... that's smarter power today. jenna: this just in. an update we thought would be interesting for you from the business world. we're just get word the government is suing apple and a few other publishers and here's the reason why. the government is alleging that apple and these publishers conspired together to raise the prices of ebooks. you might remember that when amazon came out with its
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kindle device they set the price at 9.99 for books. that was really the market standard. but when apple came out with its own device, what the government says it did it worked with publishers to raise the price of the ebooks that you would buy. so consumers have been spending more because of this illegal agreement the government alleges that apple had. this is the news just breaking at top of the hour. the attorney general just announced it. and we'll stay on it, bring you any updates as we get it. jon: it is a controversial process, a way to extract natural gas trapped below the surface of the earth. critic it is argue the process of fracking pollutes u.s. water supplies. now even some environmental groups say it might not be the case. john roberts has more live from atlanta. john in. >> reporter: good afternoon. we're talking about the process of hydraulic fracturing. a drilling process where thousands of gallons of
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chemicals under high pressure to crack open the rock and allowed embedded natural gas to come out into the surface. opponents of gas exploration in places like pennsylvania, texas and ohio have used this as rallying point that all the fracturing is polluting groundwater and homeowner wells. now even environmental groups are saying there are no confirmed cases of that happening. >> by and large the fracturing that takes place in the large natural gas shale plays takes place many thousands of feet beneath the ground which doesn't totally eliminate the risk but reduces it significantly. >> reporter: so fracking does not appear at this point to be a problem but there can be problem with wells. they occur the first few hundred feet below the surface. let's run this animation to show you. when is well is drilled through the aquifer the drilling company puts in cement on the outside which seal off the aquifer.
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some case there is is a fault in the steelcasing or cement job. gas can bubble up from a shallow pocket or deep and get into the aquifer and get into people's wells. in the state of pennsylvania we went out with range resources. this company says it takes extra steps to make sure the wells don't leak. it has not had a leaky well in pennsylvania. the company's coo ray walker says as an industry they need to do better. >> when there is machinery involved and humans involved there is likely to be an incident and mistake made at some point. the question is, can we continue to improve practices and engineering techniques and all of the things we do every day to try to eliminate those? >> reporter: now the benefits of hydraulic fracturing, gas prices now are at a 10 dollar low, a 10-year low, rather. as gas exploration continues will be put gas wells in greater proximity to houses and humans. it is incumbent, jon, upon
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these companies to do a better job to make sure they seal that top part of the well. we have an informal poll on foxnews.com? do you think fracking contaminates well water? we have 24 how people weighed in. 64% say, no it doesn't, jon. jon: john roberts live from atlanta. john, thank you. jenna: we have all seen it in the movies, right? people staring at the swinging pocket watch one minute, hypnotized next and suddenly they're cluck like a duck on stage in front of everybody on youtube, right? hypnosis is supposed to put folks in a deep transand able to change their behavior in one way or the other. now we're hearing about medical hypnosis where a patients actually overcome a number of physical problems. dr. richard fersheim is a medical director of the center for comprehensive medicine here in new york. doc, you say some of your patients have used hypnosis.
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in what capacity? >> i recommend hypnosis and actually used hypnosis for my patients. there was a study that just came out last week and published in the scandinavian journal of gastroenterology. what they found patients put under hypnosis had a 40% reduction in the number of cases of individuals who suffered from irritable bowel syndrome. that was important for that study did i but another study showed 7 years later 85% of the those patients had reduction in symptoms. i use it for people who have asthma, dealing with drug addictions, smoking problems and pain problems. jenna: you're not hypnotizing us right now? >> i'm not. jenna: you don't do hypnosis yourself? you send patients to a specialist? is that how a patient of yours would get hypnotized? >> i do both. i've actually been trained in hypnosis and i also recommended to my patients go to certified hip know therapist. there is a problem with hypnosis at this point.
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it is not a certified specialty. so people need to be careful about where they go for these particular treatments. why i recommend that most patients go to physicians who have been trained. jenna: so what is the difference between say, positive, visualization or meditation and hypnosis? >> well, the first stage of hypnosis is really the induction phase and that's the place where we give people information that helps them to relax. we'll generally put them in a calm state of mind. they may visualize something, a calm river or a stream. jenna: i'm sort of relaxing right now thinking about it. go ahead. >> you put that in your mind and that allows you to be primed to be induced into a state of a trans. now about 85% of the population go into a trance. 15% go into a deep trance. 15% are resistent. even though some people are resistent they still get the benefits of hypnosis. jenna: say it works for one of your patients, how long
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will it work? how long will it affect their behavior? >> in this particular study i mentioned it had a significant effect seven years after the treatment was stopped. people go into a specific protocol. they might do six to eight treatments. then what we'll do we'll monitor them. if they need additional tune-ups we'll put them in for a tune-up. i think one of the things so interesting about hypnosis now we actually have the research showing that it works. in pet scans and mris that look at hypnosis we've been able to look at the right and left side of the brain and what we find people under hypnosis are fully aware not only what they're doing, it is not that they're not aware, they're fully aware but able to activate parts of their brain would not be activated if they were just to visualize. jenna: interesting to look at a list, "wall street journal" had list of hypnosis can affect from phobias to weight loss and dental work. does insurance cover it?
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>> not at this point. if you go to traditional office visit and the doctor is examining you and evaluating you that could be part of what the treatment program is. this is something that will be very effective and will be very cost effective. i have a feeling this will become a important part of our standard medical care particularly when we know we don't have to use medications and treatments like, painkillers which can be very toxic. jenna: very attractive for that reason. be very careful about credentials. there is nothing standardized by state. you have to do your research before you launch into getting hypnotized. doctor, thanks for having you. >> thank you. jon: human mind is very powerful thing, isn't it? a beautiful day for a hike turns into the kind of adventure nobody wants. a hiker getting a lift after taking a nasty fall. plus he defied the odds to win golf's most prestigious tournament with an amazing shot. masters champ bubba watson joins us live.
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jenna: we have that dramatic rescue and good news for a 1-year-old sfwirl. -- 13-year-old girl. she was hiking along a ridge near griffith observatory. she fell and landed on her head. a rescue helicopter hoisted the girl to safety. she was taken to a local hospital for observation. she was admitted and back home doing just fine. but lucky, lucky for her. jon: well, right now a big oops from ucla. why the california university is apologizing to hundreds of high school seniors. patti ann has the details on that. >> reporter: well, jon, 894 high school seniors got letters last weekend congratulating them on their admission to ucla the problem? the students are actually on the waiting list. the congrats came at the bottom of an e-mail providing information on financial aid.
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the school did intend to send the aid information in case the students are admitted but the e-mail which was also sent to accepted students contained a line at the end saying congratulations on your admission. the highly competitive school sent an apology which said in part we realize this is particularly stressful time for students and their families as they try to make decisions about college admissions. the university of california mid similar mistakes in the past n 2009 the san diego campus mistakenly sent admissions notices to 28,000 applicants who were actually rejected. a year later uc santa barbara told 60 applicants they were admitted when in fact they were on the waiting list. jon? jon: as the father of a high school senior i would not be amused. >> no. jon: patti ann, thank you. jenna: we'll leave it there. a 155-yard hook shot out of pine straw over and under trees to a pin you just couldn't see. all to win the green jacket.
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the man on top of the golf world, masters tournament winner bubba watson right here in the studio with us taking your questions by the way minutes away. hey, bubba. zap technology. arrival. with hertz gold plus rewards, you skip the counters, the lines, and the paperwork. zap. it's our fastest and easiest way to get you into your car. it's just another way you'll be traveling at the speed of hertz.
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jenna: it was a breathtaking shot, i'll try to do it some justice here at a critical moment on golf's biggest stage. here's the scene for you. the masters at the augusta national. bubba watson in a sudden death playoff facing nearly impossible situation. this interview will be easier than this by the way, bubba. his creation of creativity he made a shot to go down in one of golf's most magical moments and won the green jacket he is wearing now.
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masters 2012 champion. have you played that. >> no, i haven't had time since then. jenna: have you slept since sunday. >> only five hours since sunday. jenna: how does it feel? >> it feels great that i pulled that shot off. feels great to see it on video claims. feels great to do all the media to show love to my son. jenna: tell us about your son. >> it is more amazing than winning the green jacket. jenna: his name is caleb. and how old is he now? >> six weeks. got him at one month. and now two weeks later, six weeks. jenna: that must be quite a journey. you adopted this little boy. tell us about that journey and why you made that. >> we first started dating me and my wife now, she told me that she couldn't, couldn't have kids. so we had to adopt.
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and our first date she told me this. so i said that's fine. if god wants us to adopt and have a kid we could have kids in other ways. so she said perfect. we started dating. got married. four years ago we started process. a lot of stuff happened in that four years. we moved so we had to start the process over. my dad got cancer. my dad passed away. we had to keep starting process of adoption over. this winter we went hard after adoption. got turned couple times from other families. but this beautiful lady respected us enough to let us have her child and, two weeks ago we brought him home. jenna: two weeks ago. i read a report you had yet to change a diaper. has that changed?. >> monday. the monday after the masters i, i changed a couple of diapers. they were, they were pretty, they were pretty okay though. just pee pee ones. they were all right. jenna: i think you owe your wife a few more since she held down the for the. i'm holding --
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>> she is waiting for me to get home. jenna: is that your next step to go home? >> for sure. can't wait to get there it will be the first time us three are together without anybody else around. jenna: that will be so nice especially after so many people watched you play the that is really incredible you watch the game of golf. you see everyone lined up while you're taking a shot and everyone is watching on tv yet everybody is quiet. you had so much going on in your life. how did you keep your focus? >> inside the ropes on the golf course it is easier. you're sew focused what you're doing. you're so focused on your shop and trying to win the green jacket. so you don't have time to think about the other stuff. if you do you will not be close to the lead. you might be going home easier. it is easier for me inside the ropes to focus on what i'm supposed to be doing. i can put my mind to something like that. made it a lot easier. talked to my wife after every round during the mornings. she sent me pictures of caleb throughout the day. i got to see him when i finished. >> what about your face you talked about that. how comes into play?
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>> comes into play a lot. i cry all the time. i feel like i'm so blessed because of being a christian, being a christian family, my wife too. it is just, a special time for us because we know these things, these things are, not just from us. you know it is somebody, it is god helping us out you know. we know the green jacket is a big honor but at the same time we can't take this to heaven with us. we'll go to heaven and see our maker and it will be great. that is how i live my life. that is my focus. my focus on the main goal, not just the green jacket or making tons much money or stuff like that where did that focus come from? how did you learn that? >> just the same thing. reading bible. doing things i want to do. becoming a better man. golf is about fourth on the list. golf helps me make number five on the list of all the charity work and all the things i can do and all the support i give to my community where i grew up. all the support to junior golf. all the fun stuff. all the things i get to be involved in because of golf but golf helps me do all
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that. jenna: one of your fans and our viewers wrote me to say he is really touched about how emotional you are in general. after winning and just talking about your life. he was curious though, when you realized that you had won the masters, what was the very first thing that went through your head? >> how much crying i'm about to do. it was about all the, all the support, all the support from my mom. all, she took a paper route job when i was in high school to support me. it was her second job. and, my dad was, had his job from 6:00 to 5:00 at night. he, they worked so hard. so for me when i tapped the putt in, it was about giving thanks to them. showing them it really paid off. they got to see their son win the masters even though my dad is not here. you know, it was about my friends who supported me. about the teachers in high school, teachers in college. all my, my fans throughout the world. all these people, all the
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support and two fellow golfers, three fellow golfers that stayed at 10th green to watch me win. it was not about me winning. it was also about their support and say saying things to them. jenna: why golf, of all sports? >> the truth is, i played baseball for many years. wanted to play basketball. wasn't very good at basketball. jenna: you're pretty good at golf? >> i'm pretty good at that, the true thing is golf is all about you. it you hitting the water, same penalty for everybody. not a referee call foul or not calling a foul. a referee calling holding or not calling holding. it is about you. every rule is the same. every golfer has the same rules. you play golf. jenna: tired of that green jacket yet? >> no, not yet. still like it. jenna: wear it around the house? >> probably. jenna: a little i bit. i know you look forward to getting home. nation for taking time to do the interview. great to have you on set. congratulations for everything. >> thank you for having me
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jon: i was just giving up golf. but meet a guy like that makes you want to play. >> see the shots he makes. that makes easy. jon: that is the part about golf he makes so easy. >> have a chance to check out bubba watson's youtube channel. it is worth a look look at nontraditional golfing he does on a regular basis. did you have time to check it out a little bit? jon: i haven't seen it. but i will. >> just for fun, check it out. jon: a great guy. nice to have a really good champion. thanks for joining us today. >> "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on new fallout what has become the big focus in president obama's re-election campaign. the so-called buffett rule. welcome to "america live", everyone. i'm megyn kelly. for second time in as

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